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  project name ~ Snehibhavan Land Project 1

category ~ Women Empowerment




  Project Name


Snehibhavan Land Project 1



Adivasi Dalit Women''s Empowerment Study Cent..



Women Empowerment







  Budget Approved


$ 1709500


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Paula Buck











The Snehibhavan home for dalit and tribal girls proposes to purchase land adjacent to the current home (which is on leased land) in order to come into compliance with the Orphanage Control Board, which requires that it own its own land and building. The home will continue to be able to use the current land and facility in addition to the proposed land acquisition. If unable to purchase land, the home is threatened with closure.





After over three years of hard work, Snehibhavan has been granted its FCRA. It has also made major progress in the past year in extending and formalizing its Advisory Board and making more reliable its communication with AID Lewisburg. For the past year, It has submitted monthly accounts and activity reports to AID Lewisburg, as well as a comprehensive annual report, demonstrating excellent management of severely limited resources.





The most immediate goals, upon acquisition of land, are to build a new facility for the home with sufficient space for cooking, sleeping, studying, playing, and extracurricular classes, and to be registered by the Orphanage Control Board. This will not only enable the home to continue to exist, and in enhanced space, but will make it eligible for government funds. Two local groups have already indicated that they will support the building project once land is acquired. Long range goals still include self-sustainability through the purchase of rubber land and the hosting of programs to benefit the tribal/dalit communities in the area.



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